SAFEGUARDING

St Marks Church Haydock takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at http://www.liverpool.anglican.org/safeguarding

The below are local policy's agreed by St Marks Parocial Church Council

St. Marks Haydock, Child Protection Policy
Policy Statement on Children, Young People and the Church of St Mark’s, Haydock

This statement was agreed at the PCC:

• It will be read out to at least one PCC meeting each year, where progress in implementing it will be monitored
• As members of this church, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children and young people
• It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional and spiritual abuse of children and young people and to report any abuse discovered or suspected
• We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole church
• Our church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children and young people and to providing supervision
• Our church is committed to following the guidelines and procedures published by the Diocese
• The parish will adopt good practice guidelines
• Each worker with children and young people must know the guidelines and undertake to follow them. Each shall be given a copy of the Parish’s agreed procedures and Good Practice guidelines
As part of our commitment to children and young people, the PCC has appointed Marie Curran to be the Child Protection Coordinator.
• Children and young people are an important part of our Church today
• They have much to give as well as to receive
• We will listen to them
• As we nurture them in worship, learning, and in community life, we will respect the wishes and feelings of children and young people

St. Marks Haydock, Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy
Policy Statement on Vulnerable Adults and the Church of St. Mark’s, Haydock

This statement was agreed at the PCC:

• It will be read out to at least one PCC meeting each year, where progress in implementing it will be monitored
• As members of this church, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially Vulnerable Adults
• It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional and spiritual abuse of Vulnerable Adults and to report any abuse discovered or suspected
• We recognize that our work with Vulnerable Adults is the responsibility of the whole church
• Our church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with Vulnerable Adults and to providing supervision
• Our church is committed to following the guidelines and procedures published by the Diocese
• The parish will adopt good practice guidelines
• Each worker with Vulnerable Adults must know the guidelines and undertake to follow them. Each shall be given a copy of the Parish’s agreed procedures and Good Practice guidelines
As part of our commitment to Vulnerable Adults, the PCC has appointed Marie Curran to be the Vulnerable Adults Coordinator.

• Vulnerable Adults are an important part of our Church today
• They have much to give as well as to receive
• We will listen to them
• As we nurture them in worship, learning, and in community life, we will respect the wishes and feelings of Vulnerable Adults

Child Protection Officer/
Vulnerable Adults Protection Officer:
Marie Curran
Barmarda
28 Pineways
Appleton Park
Appleton
Warrington
WA4 5EJ
Tel: 01925 262366